I come from a family where everyone breathes science and maths. My father is a doctor, my mother a nurse and my sister a biotechnologist. So when I told them that my interest is actually to pursue a career in fashion, they were a little taken aback to say the least. Luckily, initial shock aside, they have been the force behind my wandering imagination and creative energy flow.
My career in fashion started off with an e-commerce company where I saw a new garment every minute. Oddly enough, even though the job was mundane, I learnt so much about the business that I could never look back. Fashion has been an intrinsic part of my life from childhood. Right from designing my first outfit inspired by Urmila Matondkar dancing in the ‘Rangeela’ (that short flowy skirt) to having my own online store when I was in college, the style aficionado in me never really went anywhere. Professionally, I am a journalist with Fashion101.in and I love writing for the fashion industry.
Somya Suresh wearing Missa More maxi dress
I love to photograph (whenever my colleagues decide to pose) and you’ll be seeing that a lot in the future. Other than that, I LOVE eating chaat. I am obsessed, trust me. Every chaat bhaiya is my best friend and I will tell you the best places to ‘score’ chaat from Delhi and Bombay – because that’s where I’ve lived. My personal style is experimental, and I really love going with the tide and going against it. I love trying new styles and twisting them to suit my body type.
It is my undying ambition to become an entrepreneur and I am always looking for a route to start something of my own. So when I met my colleague Prerna, it all seemed to just fit. We decided to start a blog called Eat Style Shop because as much as we love fashion, we can’t stop gorging on food too!
I hope you enjoy my journey into fashion, food and fun!